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Benedict Cumberbatch returns as a young Rumpole for new Radio 4 drama

I have to believe that if you watched Jeopardy, and the contestant took “Actors and Actresses for $200″, Alex Trebek would then read out the word No and the only possible correct “question” to the answer would be “Is there anything that Benedict Cumberbatch cannot do“? From his small screen brilliance in Sherlock and Parade’s […]

Move aside Daleks; New Doctor Who villian sees Keeley Hawes as….a banker!

The greatness of Keeley Hawes (Spooks, Ashes to Ashes, Upstairs Downstairs, Line of Duty) will play Ms Delphox, a powerful out-of-this-world character with a dark secret. Travelling across space and time the Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and his companion, Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman), will come face to face with the mysterious Ms Delphox when they […]

BBC Two and PBS welcome you back to the grid with ‘Page Eight’ sequels

Bill Nighy will reprise his Page Eight role as MI5 spy Johnny Worricker in Turks & Caicos and Salting The Battlefield, the second and third installments of David Hare’s Emmy-winning spy thriller. Page Eight, which aired on BBC Two and as part of PBS’ Masterpiece series in 2011, starred Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes, Judy Davis […]

Isis signs on to ‘Downton Abbey’ for fifth series

What lurks in creator/writer Julian Fellowes’ mind palace with regards to the inhabitants of Downton Abbey one never knows. Over the course of four series, members of the Crawley family have come and gone, sometimes it seems like they just can’t keep a good ladies maid for more that a few days and let’s not […]

More Morse on the way as ‘Endeavour’ returns for second series

Shaun Evans (The Take, The Last Weekend) returns in the lead role as young Morse, with Roger Allam (The Thick of It, Parade’s End) as his senior Detective Inspector Fred Thursday, in the second series of Endeavour, the successful crime drama prequel to Inspector Morse.     The new series of Endeavour will comprise 4 […]

First video of Martin Freeman in FX’s Fargo

Lester Nygard’s life is about to ‘tumble’ out of control….     Fargo, the 10-part television adaptation of the Coen brothers brilliant film, is set to premiere on FX April 15. While I shouldn’t be excited about this, the thought that Martin Freeman (Sherlock, The Hobbit, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy) is taking the lead […]

Taking a ‘Sherlock’ tribute to new heights

While Downton Abbey parodies have been endless, there have been few spoofs/parodies/tributes to the greatness of Sherlock. One truly brilliant effort was the recent Sherlock: The Musical. As evidenced by the following video tribute, you almost have to be as much of a fan as were series creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. Creators Albert […]

‘Mr. Selfridge’ commissioned for 3rd series

With respect to telly drama, 2014 is becoming quite the poster child for the phrase, ‘when it rains, it pours’. Just this past week drama lovers learned that, following this weeks season ending episode of Call the Midwife, there would be a fourth series of the hit BBC period drama featuring the nuns of Nonnatus […]

The Bachelor meets the Ladies of Downton Abbey

Aside from the greatness of Jimmy Fallon, Funny or Die and SNL, there have been few other Downton Abbey parodies that were absolutely spot on. Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water, along comes Brilliance.com and their mashup of Downton Abbey and The Bachelor. See for yourself what happens […]

So, you want to be the next Hercule Poirot?

After watching the brilliant Sir David Suchet for the last 25+ years lend his excellence to the creation of Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, it would be hard to imagine anyone even attempting to re-create perfection should another Poirot series materialize somewhere, someday. Of course, I said the same thing in the 1980′s when finding it […]

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